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Kerstin Schier, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo

June 7, 2013 - 09:15

Kerstin Schier, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo, will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled ”The Goddess’s Embrace: Multifaceted relations at the Ekãmranãtha temple festival, Kanchipuram” on Friday 7 June 2013, at 09.15. The thesis deals with the issue how ancient traditions in South India can survive in a society in rapid transition through the enactment of a wedding between gods. The research is based on textual studies and anthropological field work in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The evaluation committee consists of Professor Torkel Brekke, Universitety of Oslo, Professor Heidrun Brueckner, Würzburg University, and Professor Jörg Gengnagel, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg. Venue: Arne Næss’ auditorium, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, University of Oslo, Blindern.
The day before, on Wednesday 6 June, Kerstin Schier will hold her trial lecture at the same place. It s title is ”Wild and mild goddesses and their worship in India”. More information.
Kerstin Schier, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo

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Date:
June 7, 2013
Time:
09:15